30 Thousand Patient Records Exposed; Third-Party Breach To Blame
Cyber-cons recently targeted
another health target. ‘Managed Health Services of Indiana Health Plan’ in
recent times went public regarding the third-party data breach they had gotten imperiled
by, which exposed 31,000 patients’ personal details out in the open.
incidents that the institution had to face.
Hoosier Healthwise’, and ‘Hooseir Care Connect Medicaid’ which this
The information was regarding someone having illegitimately gained access to
their employees’ email accounts.
accessed had occurred between the month of July and September, last year.
out that patients’ personal data including their names, insurance ID numbers,
dates of birth, dates of services provided and their addresses were all
potentially out in the open.
incident was caused due to a phishing attack on the vendor’s system.
the aid of a computer forensic company.
was laid out pretty bare to be accessed. The email accounts “hacked” were the
main source of information.
phishing attack. The phishing attack anywhere in the entire chain could affect
all the people involved.
people got affected and had their data exposed and out in the open.
been the 4th in the list of attacks made on the health plans, that
too in the last month alone.
It gets evident after such
an attack, that the health-care industry exceedingly requires better management
and security cyber systems.